for the city modeled after frank sinatra's song, new york new york, and davis handled the vocals, but the song, hello, detroit, failed to burp up -- burn up the charts." i remember that. we played it every morning on a local radio station. >> i remember that too, yeah. >> except in belgium where it reached number one. i didn't know that. [laughter] it says, "but now the attention showered on detroit from the trendy quarters came in no small measure thanks to the city's blight. the city's brand was authenticity that had to do with the way the city looked. with fixes the very real problem facing by detroiters, i began to wonder, rorks b detroit -- robbing detroit some part of its essential detroitness." three or four people who i gave the book to read, came back and asked me about that specific last line, and they are curious whether what you're saying is that our dysfunction is such a part of us that we can't afford to let it go -- [laughter] that we can't afford to lose it. [laughter] a couple people were mad. >> yeah. >> when they asked me about that, and i said, well, you know, i don't know.